Barbara Hooper was a strong beautiful woman who stayed positive throughout her life. She was a devoted wife and a proud and loving sister, mother and grandmother. She was always healthy as a horse and took great care of herself. When she was diagnosed with LMS in August of 2016, we were all scared and uncertain of her future. Thank God and MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX, she was able to live a wonderful life full of making happy memories for the last couple years. She was always grateful to have the time she did and appreciated her good days more because she knew her prognosis was not forever. We will miss her dearly every day.
If you’d like to make a donation to Leiomyosarcoma Support & Direct Research in honor of Barbara, please do it HERE.   We will let the family know of donation – even if you don’t see it on your receipt.

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About Leiomyosarcoma Support & Direct Research Foundation (LMSDR)

LMSDR

Leiomyosarcoma Support & Direct Research Foundation

This fund was created out of love, to help others win their battle with leiomyosarcoma by funding LMS specific research. Leiomyosarcoma Support & Direct Research Foundation (LMSDR) raises donations for Leiomyosarcoma research and patient support.  We advocate directly with sarcoma researchers to study leiomyosaroma. We offer the largest moderated support group online for leiomysarcoma, where patients and loved ones get the latest LMS news and  personal support. The LMSDR’s website offers local support groups, details of what we do, the research we have funded and many resources for the Leiomyosarcoma community. The LMSe Alerts is our monthly newsletter, offering more updated clinical trials, news and community events. The Leiomyosarcoma Lifeline is our new blog, featuring patient stories and our well-known Long Term Thriver stories.

We collaborate with researchers and other organization to reach our mission and vision of finding treatments that will work.  We have created the Leiomyosarcoma Tissue Bank for researchers to study our disease, the Leiomyosarcoma Patient Registry to collect data, and ran successful blood collections for study. We have brought patients and loved ones together from all over the world for education and support at our Leiomyosarcoma patient conferences, in Denver, Colorado, San Francisco, California, New York City, New York, and Maui, Hawaii.  Please stay in touch with our website for more upcoming events sponsored by Leiomyosarcoma Support & Direct Research Foundation.

Leiomyosarcoma Support & Direct Research is an all volunteer organization. We are proud to have the minimal amount of expenses as possible, to ensure your money goes directly to funding promising research for Leiomyosarcoma specifically.  You can volunteer, put on fundraisers, promote LMS awareness and ask your employer for matched funds. Please consider helping us Work, not wish, for treatments that will work for us. We have been a 501(C) (3) since 2006 and a tax-free charity.